Paris Culture club - The new opening of museums and trending places in Paris

From parisian history to 18th century art de vivre, here are our picks of the big reopenings this year.

Bourse de Commerce and Pinaut in Paris

The historic Bourse de Commerce has been transformed by renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando into a new exhibition space for the Pinault Collection (External link) . The Bourse de Commerce’s third floor overlooks the Jardin Nelson Mandela and gives new perspectives of the Church of St Eustache, the Canopee, le Centre Pompidou (External link) , and the roofs of Paris. www.boursedecommerce.fr (External link)
Bourse de Commerce Paris
Bourse de Commerce is a new contemporary art venue (photo © M Tetard).

Interior Bourse de Commerce
The Interiors of the Bourse de Commerce (photo © M Tetard).

Maison amazement, at Maison de Victor Hugo in the Marais district

Peek inside the freshly renovated private home of famous French writer Victor Hugo (External link) at Maison de Victor Hugo, in the prestigious Place de Vosges in the heart of the Marais district (External link) . The apartment, which Hugo rented from 1832 to 1848, takes visitors through his life, evoking his writing through furniture, objects and works of art that belonged to him or that he created. www.museevictorhugo.fr/fr/home/ (External link)

Old is new: Carnavalet reopens

After four years of renovation, Paris’s oldest museum, the Carnavalet Museum, has reopened to the public. From prehistoric mammoths’ molars to 2.600 paintings from French and foreign artists to the shaving dish of French revolutionary and architect Maximilien de Robespierre, it’s an ideal place to explore the history of Paris. www.carnavalet.paris.fr (External link)

Palais Galliera - Museum de la Mode

The newly renovated Paris fashion museum, Palais Galliera - Musée de la Mode has reopened its doors. Added are a further 670 square metres of exhibition space, named in honour of esteemed French designer and businesswoman [Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel](/en/paris/article/how-chanel-gets-ready-for-the-metiers-d-art-collection-show "How Chanel gets ready for the "Metiers d’Art" collection show"), a bookstore and outdoor tearoom. www.palaisgalliera.paris.fr (External link)

Hotel de la Marine
The Hotel de la Marine has undergone a remarkable restoration (photo © A Tézenas)

Hotel de la Marine in Paris

For the first time in over two centuries, the freshly restored Hotel de la Marine in Paris (External link) , in the Concorde Square, which once served as the ministry of the Navy and colonies, is opening its doors to the public. Eighteenth century art de vivre will be showcased in this spectacular setting. The Hotel de la Marine is one of two illustrious palaces designed to adorn the royal square, commissioned by Louis XV in the 18th century. www.hotel-de-la-marine.paris (External link)

Hotel de la Marine
The walls of Hotel de la Marine have witnessed the history of France (photo © A Tézanas

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